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Disingenuous vs. Ingenuine

Disingenuous

Ingenuine

Table of contents

1. Etymology
          3.1. Synonyms
          3.2. Antonyms

Disingenuous

1. Etymology

dis- +‎ ingenuous

2. Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌdɪs.ɪn.ˈdʒɛn.ju.əs/

3. Adjective

disingenuous (comparative more disingenuous, superlative most disingenuous)

  1. Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive.
  2. Not ingenuous; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.
    • 1726, William Broome, The Poems of Alexander Pope: The Odyssey of Homer. Books XIII-XXIV, edited by Maynard Mack, Methuen, 1969, volume 10, page 378:
      I am not so vain as to think these Remarks free from faults, nor so disingenuous as not to confess them:
  3. Assuming a pose of naïveté to make a point or for deception.

3.1. Usage notes

  • Nouns to which "disingenuous" is often applied: attempt, argument, statement, conduct, people, excuse, question, assertion.

3.2. Derived terms

  • disingenuously
  • disingenuousness

4. Further reading

  • disingenuous in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • disingenuous in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • “disingenuous” at OneLook Dictionary Search

Ingenuine

1. Etymology

in- +‎ genuine

2. Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈd͡ʒɛnjuːɪn̩/, IPA(key): /ɪnˈd͡ʒɛnjuːaɪn̩/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnjuːɪn̩ or Rhymes: -ɛnjuːaɪn̩

3. Adjective

ingenuine (comparative more ingenuine, superlative most ingenuine)

  1. false, not genuine or authentic.
    • 1993, Sam Kirscher, Working with Adult Incest Survivors: The Healing Journey (page 81)
      This description of the female therapist may have been a transferential distortion, an accurate reading of an ingenuine therapeutic stance, or both.
    • 1995, J. P. Telotte, Replications: A Robotic History of the Science Fiction Film (page 164)
      Yet those accomplishments may well be forged, that is, a bit ingenuine, since, as our films must inevitably do, they leave the very forces of repression intact []

3.1. Synonyms

  • ungenuine
  • false
  • fake
  • See also Thesaurus:fake

3.2. Antonyms

  • genuine
  • authentic
  • real
  • natural
  • true
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